[Day 282] The pressure of impressing new people

Some of the cool things that happened today:

  • Jeff Dean high-fived me! I was having a drink with Brennan Saeta at the TensorFlow after-party when I looked up and realized that standing right next to me was Jeff Dean. “OMG that’s Jeff Dean,” I said, slightly freaking out. “I’m just going to act casual. No big deal.” Brennan laughed: “Would you like to say hi to him?” “Maaaybe.” So Brennan introduced me to Jeff and Jeff thought that teaching a TensorFlow class was cool.
  • I guess my *new* best friend just got on the cover of Nature. Brett Kuprel was featured on the cover of Nature before he turned 25. PhD students these days (shaking head).

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  • There were a lot of people at the TensorFlow Dev Summit today so to spice up the small talks, I decided to introduce myself differently to different people. To some people, I said I was an undergraduate. To some, I was a master’s student. To a few others, I said I was teaching a TensorFlow class at Stanford. Guess which conversations were the most fruitful?

K bye. I’m back to doing homework.

[Day 282] The pressure of impressing new people

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